Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mini Key Lime Pies–Happy Birthday Nancy


You know when you are walking through the grocery store and something grabs your attention. Well that happened to me the other day.  I found fresh key limes.  I was introduced to fresh key limes when I went to Grande Cayman back in 1992 with my parents. Our host taught me how to make homemade key lime pie and have kept the recipe since then.  So when I saw the little limes, I thought must make pie!  My kids like lemon meringue like their dad, so this shouldn’t be a hard sell.


I also found mini ready made Keebler graham crusts, which makes them much more treat like!  You could easily make the crusts, but this is so much easier and they taste the same!

I love the key lime because it’s so fresh tasting and using the fresh limes is sooooo much better than using the stuff in the bottle. The only thing I hate about this pie is the squishing of the limes, they are slippery little suckers!

You can use either meringue or whipped cream for topping.  I use the meringue because the recipe calls for egg yolks and so I just use the left over whites, that way nothing is wasted.  See it’s good for the environment … kind of :)


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg separated
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated key lime zest, plus more for garnish
  • homemade or ready made mini pie crusts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine milk, egg yolks, key lime juice and zest.
  3. Pour into prepared mini crusts, set aside
  4. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks, add 1 tbsp of sugar and continue whisking until stiff peaks
  5. Top each mini pies with the egg white meringue.  Bake in oven until meringue starts to brown.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes then place in fridge.

These are a nice light summer treat!  I hope you enjoy them.


Key Lime Pie is also my mother-in-law’s favourite dessert!  It’s her birthday on June 8th, so happy birthday Nancy!

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  1. Hi. I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your blog is adorable. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

  2. Sweet little mini-pies, so cute! Yum! I'm following you now too. :)

  3. love your mini pies they are not only cute but with a house of teens they suit this family well come see what I shared at

  4. Mmmmmm!! These look so delish!! Can't wait to try this recipe. New follower, hope you follow back.

  5. Yummy - I love key lime pie - I like how they are mini.

  6. Those are so cute and look so tasty!! We found your blog through a link party. We are your newest followers and would love for you to follow us back!

  7. Best wishes to your MIL for a fantastic year! Love the refreshing look of these little mini key lime pies (something I've never had yet!)

  8. I love mini pies! Looks like key lime treats are in season this week. ;-)

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

  9. Lemon is my husband's favorite pie. H can't wait to try these.

    I'm a new follower from A Mommy's Sweet Blog Designs.

    Have a sun-filled day.

  10. Great post! I've pinned this recipe!

  11. What great little pies. This is a great recipe and looks fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. That meringue looks AMAZING!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

  13. Looks good. I found you via Recipes on The Run

  14. These are so fun! I love all the meringue piled on top!

  15. I'm not much of a lime lover but these do look delicious! Thanks for sharing and linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party!

  16. We are featuring these cute little pies on our "Fresh Food Friday" segment tomorrow! Feel free to come grab a button!

  17. Looks so yummy!

    You are invited to come by to our blog for a CITRUS linky party. The link will be open all week until late on Saturday.


  18. How many of the little Keebler crusts do you need for this recipe?